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Air France Resumes Paris – Vancouver Direct Flights

Travel between Paris and Vancouver will be available again on Air France with 2 flights a week starting from December 14.

Passengers will be on board the Paris-Papeete flight which is temporarily stopping in Vancouver replacing Los Angeles as the route’s refueling stop. 

“We are delighted to offer travellers who meet the criteria to enter France or any other of the world’s destinations we fly to, with this new option of doing so from Vancouver,” indicated Catherine Guillemart-Dias, Vice-President and General Manager of Air France KLM Canada

She added, “it also gives businesses that need to ship cargo an extra alternative.”

This seat offer is limited to Vancouver-Paris-Vancouver travel and does not cover trips between French Polynesia and Canada.

“Vancouver International Airport (YVR) remains one of four airports in Canada accepting international flights for the essential movement of passengers and goods,” said Russell Atkinson, Director of Air Service Development, Vancouver Airport Authority.

“The return of the Air France service offers YVR passengers who need to travel an additional option to connect to Paris and onward.”

Vancouver flights










Dec 14

Mar 25

AF 075


Monday. Wednesday



Dec 15

Mar 27

AF 074


Tuesday. Saturday


Apart from certain exceptions, including visa holders and travelers for business, humanitarian or medical reasons, Air France reminds holders of Canadian passports they are no longer admitted in France for non-essential reasons.  Canadians may still transit through Paris to travel to other Air France KLM countries they are permitted to enter.  Passengers in transit are submitted to the entry regulations of their final destination country.

European Union, Schengen area and UK residents and passport holders can enter France. Health and safety requirements – negative rapid Covid testing, quarantining – may vary according to origin and destination.

All travellers, regardless of nationality, authorized to fly to France will require to complete an International Travel Certificate to Mainland France and a Sworn Statement of absence of Covid-19 symptoms.  In addition, a negative Covid test is now mandatory to enter France.  It is recommended that a test be taken and the results obtained less than 72 hours prior departing from Canada.  Tests are also available on arrival at Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

Covid tests

The entry requirements for many countries – including France –  include a negative Covid-19 test result. In France, only RT PCR, RT LAMP or Antigenic tests will be accepted.  Air France has agreements in place with various laboratories and clinics in Canada, aimed at accelerating the testing process for their customers and making it possible for them to meet the requirements of the countries involved. 

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